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A Coruña (ES) - St. Malo (FR) - IJmuiden (NL)

08 August - 23 August 2018

15 days, Anne-Margaretha

From € 1150,-

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cabin without private bathroom: € 1150,-
2 p.p. cabin with shower and toilet: € 1250,-

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Anne-Margaretha:
A Coruña (ES) - St. Malo (FR) - IJmuiden (NL)

08 August - 23 August 2018

* Last place available – contact info@windseeker.org before booking * Leaving A Coruña, you will sail the Bay of Biscay. Its deep waters show us often a lot of sea mammals, such as dolphins and whales.You will visit a lovely French town St.Malo and stay there for at least one day. Next, you go on to 1 or 2 of the Channel Islands. Depending on weather and wind you can decide which one. Also Dieppe, along the French coast, is a nice place to stay for a while. Then you proceed to the Netherlands. On the 23rd of August we will enter the locks of IJmuiden. Open for all windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

A Coruña is a port town in the north west of Spain. Here you will find the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in operation for 1.800 years! The town itself is an affluent commercial and tourism hub, with plenty of things to see and do. Visit the popular beaches, explore the city centre, or sample some of the many cultural activities. The Aquarium Finisterrae lets you explore the marine life of the region. But if you prefer your fish on a plate, A Coruña’s restaurants can help you out.

IJmuiden, on the west coast of the Netherlands, is the water gateway to Amsterdam. Cruise ships, cargo vessels and pleasure yachts pass through its busy locks every day while the IJmuiden marina provides an excellent shelter from the North Sea storms. IJmuiden offers a wide, sandy beach that is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers. Behind the dunes you’ll find a small nature reserve, perfect for a hike or a run. IJmuiden’s restaurants serve fresh fish, straight from the local market.

  • A Coruña (ES)

  • IJmuiden (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 August 2018 - 23 August 2018
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 12
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • "I loved the bond we all made together, and how we had to help each other sailing the ship and setting sails."

    Mia Rosa (17), Denmark

You sail on the Anne-Margaretha

Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Haarlem (NL)
Date built: 1998
Trainees: 10
Length: 22m
Height of mast: 22
Sail: 515 m2

The dream of Heinz Wutschke and Greet Dekker to sail the oceans with their own ship became true when they built the Anne-Margaretha. Far away from everyday commotion you experience the special peace and quiet of sailing the ocean. Dolphins …

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